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Periscoop Internship

Deadline: Receipt of applications at IDRC is May 1, 2000

Eligibility: Canadian citizen or permanent resident; employees of a daily newspaper, a news agency, a radio or television station, and freelance journalists with 3 years experience may apply.

Value: For one year with a value of up to $30,000 awarded by the International Development Research Centre.

Special Initiatives Program, International Development Research Centre
P.O. Box 8500
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H9
Phone: 613-236-6163
FAX: 613-563-0815
Website: http://www.idrc.ca/awards

Description: This internship provides journalists with the opportunity to increase their awareness of development issues by undertaking an assignment in a developing country.

Further Details: L'Agence Periscoop Multimédia, based in Montpellier, France, is a non-profit news agency specializing in environmental, agricultural and food, human rights and the rule of law issues relating to the countries of the South. It has a staff of African, French and Canadian full-time journalists and 50 regular freelancers, distributed among various countries in French-speaking Africa. The award recipient will be a member of the Agence Periscoop Multimédia team and will take an active part in its productions. The recipient must be willing to work in the bush, far from the capital cities, sometimes in conditions that can be difficult.

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